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Documentary on Clementine Hunter, 1985

Creator:
Hunter, Clementine, 1885?-1988
Subject:
Fagaly, William A.
Gasperi, Richard
Whitehead, Thomas
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2 videocassettes (80 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Unedited video footage produced by Didi Barret of the Museum of American Folk Art with the assistance of Richard Gasperi of the Gasperi Folk Art Gallery, New Orleans, La. Footage includes views of Hunter's murals in the "African House" at Melrose Plantation in Natchitoches, La., with comments by Hunter's friends Thomas Whitehead and Mildred Bailey; an interview of Hunter conducted by Whitehead on April 21, 1985; views of 27 sketches from Hunter's 1945 sketchbook with comments by art dealer Richard Gasperi; and a tour of the New Orleans Museum of Art's exhibition, "A New Orleans Salute to Clementine Hunter's Centennial," narrated by curator William Fagaly.
Citation:
Documentary on Clementine Hunter, 1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
African American folk artist; Natichitoches, La.; b. 1885; d. 1988.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by Richard Gasperi, owner of the Gasperi Folk Art Gallery in New Orleans
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Primitivism in art
Mural painting and decoration, American
Video recordings
African American painting
Painting, Modern
Women artists
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7219
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209356
AAA_collcode_huntclem
Theme:
Women
WAAND
African American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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